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And, yes, I DO take it personally: Mexico's election is next Sunday and AMLO is leading in the polls
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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Mexico's election is next Sunday and AMLO is leading in the polls

the mexican presidential election is only one week away and it looks as though andres manuel lopez obrador, the left-leaning former mayor of mexico city, could possibly take his place as mexico's next president...
"We are not against businessmen as those who see us with negative eyes have been saying," Lopez Obrador tells cheering supporters. "We cannot be against those who invest and generate jobs. We are against those who traffic influence -- the corrupt."

i've posted on this many times... the gap between the haves and the have-nots in mexico is huge... over 50% of the population lives in poverty yet mexico is home to some of the world's richest people... nafta has done nothing to reduce that, quite the contrary, in fact... yet, the u.s., in its desire to keep milking the relationship, has no desire to see amlo become president and, to nobody's surprise, has been actively working to undermine his candidacy...
[T]he first big problem facing an Amlo administration would be to heal the rift opened up by the negative campaigns launched by the Calderon camp*, for which he blamed the influx of expensive US political consultants.

* Felipe Calderon, the National Action Party (PAN) candidate, is campaigning to be Vicente Fox's successor, promising to continue PAN's slow-moving market reforms.

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